COVID-19 Information for Summer 2021
This page intends to provide camp families with information about how Camp Hardtner is adapting policies and procedures this summer to mitigate the risk of COVID-19 in camp. As information changes and evolves, so too will this page to reflect current information.
While we have worked tirelessly to adapt Camp Hardtner to mitigate the risk of COVID-19 exposure in camp, it is important to note that there is no way for us to guarantee that COVID-19 will not be present. In fact, we are operating as if the virus will enter camp. We intend to run because we believe that we can isolate and stop the virus from spreading if it does enter camp.
Camp will look and feel different this year. But the value of being in a beautiful Hardtner setting, among friends old and new, and participating in fun camp activities is needed more than ever after this challenging year.
We are grateful, excited, and encouraged by the outpouring of support we have received. The families we have talked to are so excited, supportive, and ready to get back to Camp Hardtner that they have already pledged to do what it takes. Thank you!
COVID-19 POLICIES AND PROCEDURES GUIDING PRINCIPLES
We will operate at a reduced capacity this summer. As of now, at most we will have eight cabins open with no more than eight campers in each.
2 of 3
For any cross-cohort interactions, we will aim to observe at least two of the three: wear a mask, be outdoors, be distanced (at least 6ft apart). There will be moments when doing all three is not possible — but in that event, it is critically important that the other two options are observed.
Masking will be a major part of our summer. Not 100% of the day, but most of it will include a mask. There will be periods of every day when masks won’t be required, such as when campers are only with their own cabin. Campers will have a specified type and number of masks to bring to camp.
When possible (and weather permitting), camp activities will be held outdoors–much like what we are used to at camp.
Our cohort model will allow campers to mix and make new friends safely.
Cohorting means that campers will primarily spend their day with their cabin mates and a co-cabin.
We will ask that all campers self-quarantine for 10 days before arrival at camp, staying home and limiting contact to only household members.
Campers must provide proof of a negative PCR COVID-19 test from within 5 days before arrival to camp
Cleaning, Disinfecting, & Sanitizing
This means lots of washing hands with soap and water or using hand sanitizer when soap and water are not available.
We will sanitize hands between sharing equipment and disinfect shared equipment between uses.
High touch surfaces throughout camp will be regularly disinfected.
Campers will be screened upon arrival with COVID-19 specific questions in addition to our regular wellness check.
If your camper is exhibiting symptoms, tests positive, or you have reason to believe that your camper may develop symptoms while at camp–cancel.
We understand how much campers love camp and we want to share the Camp Hardtner experience with them, but it is critical that anyone who exhibits symptoms or tests positive stays home for the safety of the entire Camp Hardtner community.
Please know that this year if you cancel your registration for camp for any reason and within any time frame before arrival we will issue a 100% refund.
Throughout the spring, we will finalize our safety plans and communicate all details with families prior to the start of camp.